RESIDENTS in Warrington have been given an update regarding their £150 council tax rebate.

In February, the Government announced a national council tax rebate for certain households to help towards soaring energy bills.

Every eligible household across the country is set to receive £150 this spring as a result to help combat the cost of living crisis.

Legally, the Government has set a requirement that all councils must make these rebate payments to all eligible residents from April 2022 and by September 2022 latest.

In a statement last month, Warrington Borough Council confirmed that payments were set to begin to be made from the end of that month or early this month, May.

Providing an update, the local authority now says: “We will start processing the £150 energy rebate payments for those residents who pay by direct debit from Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

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“If your direct debit was set up before April 17, 2022, you should receive your payment early next week.

“Please note, if you have recently changed address, this may cause a delay in processing your payment.”

Residents who pay their council tax bill via direct debit do not need to apply, as they will receive their rebate automatically.

For households in bands A to D that do not pay by direct debit, an application form will be made available on the council’s website during the second half of May to direct which bank account the rebate should be paid.

For more information about council tax – including bands, discounts, exemptions, situation changes and how to set up a direct debit – visit